Real Estate Due Diligence

Helping You Do Your Homework


What Causes Measurement Errors?

Historically, mistakes in timberland measurement have arisen from rudimentary mathematical, measurement and rounding errors; simple human errors, such as misplacing a decimal point; the use of less-than-sophisticated equipment, inaccurate calibration and instrument misuse; and poor field conditions, including missing markers and landscape changes over time.

So, what do you do? Stop relying on historical deeds and land boundary documentation and undertake a state-of-the-art technical due diligence process like the one Orbis provides our clients.

Helping You Make Informed Decisions

For timberland investors, doing due diligence — and knowing the exact boundaries and what is on the property involved in the land sale transaction — is the first step in making an informed decision. With the clean, error-free documentation that Orbis provides, you avoid last-minute unwanted surprises while speeding up the closing process.

When making a deal, due diligence helps you assess the risks and returns by:

  • Validating the property’s legal description
  • Obtaining an accurate tax reporting history
  • Acquiring and managing all necessary documents relating to easements, environmental stewardship, mineral rights, recreational management, restrictions and rights-of-way

Choose Orbis for a Rigorous, Objective Investigation

Our visual confirmation of client assets combined with real-time access to online GIS and legal records provides up to a 95 percent reduction in mapping errors between legal and GIS. This allows title insurance companies to take curative action as needed, confirm access and apply the same map endorsement.

The experts at Orbis provide consistent data that clients can trust for natural resources, land management systems and beyond. Our state-of-the-art solutions efficiently and effectively help to determine record discrepancies; enable simple, secure access to current, legally accurate data and documentation; and ensure a higher value asset.